Finally, the day that proponents of gay marriage have been waiting for is almost upon us. The Supreme Court will be hearing two cases this week that will help determine the course of our country for the next generation. Tuesday will see California’s ban on same-sex marriage being presented to the Supreme Court, in the form of Proposition 8. If you will recall, this is the ban that was voted on by citizens of California in 2008. Even though the state is as liberal as any state in America, the voters chose to ban gay marriage. Of course, it was immediately challenged and has finally made its way to the Supreme Court. The court can rule in a variety of ways, ranging from a narrow ruling that only strikes down Proposition 8, to a wide ruling that will affect the other 31 states that have amended their state constitutions to ban gay marriage.
The other case is the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Because it specifically defines marriage as a union between one man and one woman, the proponents of gay marriage have been after it for years. They are especially emboldened by the Obama administration’s lack of defense for DOMA. Eric Holder has said he believes the law is unconstitutional and has refused to defend it in court. I would expect nothing less from him and the Justice Department he heads. This case will be before the Supreme Court on Thursday.
Some may read this post and wonder what the big deal is. It seems to be the opinion of many people that we should live and let live when it comes to gay marriage. I have been asked countless times, what does allowing homosexuals to marry have to do with me. Because it does not affect me personally, I have been told they should be allowed to marry. Call me a stick in the mud, but I will never come to the place where I decide gay marriage is the proper or normal thing to do. By God’s law, homosexuality is an abomination. Therefore, gay marriage can be nothing less than an abomination before God, who created man and woman in his own image. I can see it no other way. This is not about equal protection under the law, but rather about the morality of our country.
Before the ruling on Obamacare was handed down by the Supreme Court, I would have thought God’s definition of marriage would be secure. Now, I am not so sure. It is anyone’s guess as to how the Supreme Court will rule in June. How they rule will affect our country for a very long time. The future of our country could very well be hanging in the balance. That may sound melodramatic to some, but I feel that strongly about this issue. Homosexuals have the personal right and freedom to do as they please and with such, to suffer the consequences in the judgement of God. Encroaching upon the sacred institution of marriage will be crossing a line of morality that can never be returned. America could very well suffer the consequences of allowing that line to be crossed.